PhD, University of Maryland, College Park, 2011
MS, Washington State University, 2000
BE, Indian Institute of Technology, 1998
Parag Banerjee’s research interests focus on two aspects of materials science and engineering. Firstly, he is interested in the synthesis of nanomaterials with tunable properties using principles of self- assembly and self-limited reactions. Secondly and perhaps more importantly, he is interested in integrating these materials into ‘performance enhancing’ nano-architectures for components such as biomedical sensors, energy storage and energy harvesting devices.
Professor Banerjee joined Washington University in St. Louis as faculty in July 2011 after completing his PhD under the supervision of Professor Gary W. Rubloff at the University of Maryland, College Park. During his doctoral work, he was also a future faculty fellow and the John and Maureen Hendricks energy research fellow at the University of Maryland (2008-2011), proposing, funding and driving his own doctoral research.
Prior to his doctoral studies, Professor Banerjee was a process engineer at Micron Technology Inc. in Boise, Idaho for six years. There he worked on state-of-the-art, D-RAM, S-RAM and FLASH dielectric and device reliability issues as well as developed front-end processes for advanced high-k dielectrics in their semiconductor R&D lab.
Professor Banerjee is the recipient of the Microscopy Society of America’s (MSA) Presidential Student Award (2009), University of Maryland’s Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) Top Invention of the Year Award (2009) and the University of Maryland, Department of MSE’s best thesis award (2010).